Monday, September 16, 2019

Kerengga Ant-like Jumper - Colombo, Sri Lanka

This is actually a spider that mimics the weaver ant in terms of both morphology as well as behaviour. It's not the easiest to sport amongst a number of weaver ants. This one is actually a female and its front legs resemble the feelers of a weaver ant. The males are about 3 mm larger than the females and resemble a larger and carrying a smaller ant.  They mimic the ant in order to remain close to the colony and gain protection from predators. 

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